Boston Properties FFO Slightly Exceeds Guidance

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Josh Beckerman Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) said second-quarter funds from operations a share were slightly above its guidance due to cost savings and higher-than-expected development and management services income. The office-focused real-estate investment trust said Tuesday that funds from ...

ECB's Weidmann: Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive -- Report

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...

Euro-Zone Business Confidence Holds Up

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Paul Hannon Euro-zone businesses were mostly undaunted by growing tensions between the European Union and Russia over Ukraine's future following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but there was a significant loss of optimism among both companies and ...

European Shares Ignore Tougher Russian Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

European markets Wednesday showed a subdued reaction to the U.S. and the European Union adopting tougher economic sanctions against Russia, suggesting that investors had largely positioned for the latest measures. Moscow's Micex and dollar-traded RTS index were both trading more ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Steady Against Yen Ahead Of FOMC Meeting

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Alexander Martin Speculation of a more hawkish Fed tone provides support for buck The dollar remained steady against the yen during Asian trading Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. growth data and the conclusion of the Federal Open ...

Swedish Economy Returns to Growth

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Charles Duxbury STOCKHOLM--Sweden's economy returned to growth in the second quarter, boosted by rising household consumption and exports, but the upswing was smaller than expected and the Swedish currency fell. Sweden's statistics agency said Wednesday that gross domestic increased ...

Markets Shrug Off Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Josie Cox and Tommy Stubbington Russian markets Wednesday reacted with relief to the U.S. and the European Union adopting tougher economic sanctions against Russia, suggesting that investors had largely prepared for the latest measures. But wider European stock markets ...

U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Eric Morath and Nick Timiraos WASHINGTON--The U.S. economy rebounded strongly this spring after a first-quarter contraction, eking out positive growth over the past six months and raising hopes for sustained growth in the second half of 2014. Gross domestic ...

U.S. Factory Orders-Historical, New Orders -2-

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

May 04 348,145 0.1 7.7: 294,695 0.7 9.6 : 340,418 0.4 8.5 Apr 04 347,897 -1.6 7.9: 292,579 -0.8 9.6 : 338,903 -1.6 8.6 Mar 04 353,560 5.6 7.1: 294,989 5.7 7.4 : 344,257 5.8 7.5 Feb 04 334,748 0.7 ...

Gold Retreats After Stronger U.S. Economic Data

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Tatyana Shumsky After making some wild swings in response to stronger U.S. economic growth and employment data, gold prices moved lower Wednesday amid investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve monetary policy statement. Gold for December delivery, the most ...

U.S. Jobs-Summary - Jul 30

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

Employment and labor force changes in thousands. Workweek and overtime in hours, and earnings in dollars. All data seasonally adjusted. NOTE: Data reflect the conversion to the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as tabulation basis. ...

OTP Bank Acquires Romania's Millennium Bank for EUR39 Million

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

BUDAPEST--OTP Bank Nyrt. (OTP.BU), Hungary's largest bank purchased Romania's Millennium Bank from Banco Comercial Portugues S/A (BCP.LB) for 39 million euros ($52.3 million), OTP announced in a stock exchange filing Wednesday. MAIN FACTS: - Millennium Bank has a 0.8% market ...

REPEAT: Fed to Continue Tapering Bond Purchases

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Jon Hilsenrath WASHINGTON-The Federal Reserve said it would scale back its purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds to $25 billion monthly and responded hours after a stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth report with a modestly more upbeat assessment of inflation, ...

U.S. Hopes India Will Agree to WTO Deal as Deadline Looms

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

NEW DELHI--A day before the deadline for a global agreement to ease trade restrictions, U.S. officials said they hoped India would drop its strident objections and allow the deal to move forward. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said in ...

Swiss KOF Economic Indicator Declines in July

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's KOF leading economic indicator fell for the fourth month out of the past five, suggesting the sluggish recovery in the euro zone will drag on exports of Swiss goods and slow the pace of growth in ...

ECB's Weidmann Says Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...